I Found My 355...Any Advise?

Discussion in '348/355' started by sad11, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    First off, I want to thank all of you for the valuable info on these pages.

    Any info on this vehicle would be much appreciated. The owner lived in San Jose, CA and serviced the vehicle at Silicon Valley Group Ferrari of Los Gatos..formerly. VIN# ZFFPR41A2S0102469. I am having the vehicle shipped to Los Gatos for a PPI from FSF.

    The vehicle which I am getting is a 1995 F355B Red/tan
    Miles: 25XXX
    F50 front brakes
    Valve Guide & 30K service completed last april
    New tires, slight dash issues other than that is looks OK.

    If anyone knows of anything that might be of concern I appreciate your thoughts.

    Thanks again!
  2. She looks perfect the brakes are a real + only thing I would change is I would go with some different floor mats to match the original carpet more without any graphics or lettering.
  3. Joviator

    Joviator Rookie

    May 1, 2004
    that car looks absolutley beautiful. Looks BRAND NEW,
  4. Jimmy540i

    Jimmy540i Formula 3

    Jan 11, 2004
    Los Angeles / NYC
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    Gotta LOVE Red/Tan Ferrari 355. Nice car!!!
  5. JC360

    JC360 F1 Rookie

    Nov 2, 2003
    NYC...and soon WC 2
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    Jon C.
    looks/sounds like a mint car. congrats man! beautiful.
  6. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    Those lines in the mats are from the detailer's shampoo head or vacuum head when it was passed over the mat each time.

    Congrats...nice car.
  7. richard_wallace

    richard_wallace Formula 3
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    Feb 6, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Richard Wallace
    Looks like you have an extra option (Drilled Rotors) as well.. Looks nice!

    I am wondering if they updated the breaks as well - or if the car was tracked?
  8. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    Thanks guys I appreciate your thoughts. I can not wait to take delivery.!

    On the test drive I forgot to even see if the radio or air condition worked, I was too busy listening to everything going on behind me with the tubi.
  9. Senna1994

    Senna1994 F1 World Champ

    Nov 11, 2003
    San Clemente
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    Anthony Tonokaboni
    Armen the only thing I would suggest is watch out for the Cats and Exhaust Manifold in the long run. Since you have had the Valve Guides done it should be fine.
  10. I know that, The mats are still a lighter shade then the original carpet and there not as plush. But the car looks mint.
  11. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    Little Silver,NJ
    #11 f355b, Jul 27, 2004
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  12. JSL

    JSL Formula 3

    Jan 5, 2002
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    J.S. Leonard
    Armen: I think you found a super car and a great value. I just sent you a PM.
  13. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    Thanks to all, just as a FYI to all the PM's I am getting, I got the vehicle for $72K. I guess a good deal is a state of mind. I think this is fair but if you have thoughst let me know, I appreciate all comments.
  14. Dave_Car_Guy

    Dave_Car_Guy Karting

    Apr 24, 2004
    Northern California
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    Did you get finished with the PPI at Silicon Valley Auto Group?
  15. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    No not yet, still waiting any comments are appreciated.

  16. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Congratulations! She looks brand-spanking new. How well does thew gearbox work in the 355? Always wondered.

  17. nizam

    nizam Formula 3
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    Jul 9, 2004
    San Jose, CA
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    Ni Zam
    Armen, that's a super find. Any idea when you might take delivery?

  18. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    Any day now. Just waiting on the PPI.

  19. Thats what I ment the type of carpets you have in your 355 is that right down to the base carpet or is that a mat over the base carpet. ?

    355b the interior is prestine in your 355.
  20. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    Little Silver,NJ
    thank you, its a mat over the base carpet, but its not some thick after market rubbish its just a nice subtle OME mat, IMO its much nicer than big Horses all over the floor........
  21. drsrock

    drsrock Karting

    Nov 20, 2003
    Colts Neck, NJ
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    have them check or warranty cats & exhaust manifolds
  22. lawwdog

    lawwdog Formula 3

    Dec 4, 2002
    Northern California
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    I just saw this car this morning at Ferrari of S.F. service. I dropped my car of this morning for new cats (under warranty). In fact, the car pulled up as I got out of mine.

    I'll confess... I knew the driver who brought it over and I opend it up inside.

    My opinion, the dash board needs to be replaced, it was torn above the air bag. The drivers door had a (normal) drop when you opened it. The rest of the car looked good.

    Funny though, I saw this car on Ferrari Challenge weekend at sonoma...the owner (young man no more than late 20's had a for sale sign in the window asking $67K.) I remember he lived in brentwood and he posted pixs of him picking it up at Ferrari of S.F.

    Hope this helps.

  23. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    Little Silver,NJ
    did he say he just paid $72k??
  24. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
    Mendocino, Ca
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    Armen, I checked that car out last week. Looks to me like you got a good car. Hope the ppi checks out.

    Mario, I know your car too, recognize it from the pic and former SF owner. Very nice car.
  25. sad11

    sad11 Karting

    Jun 25, 2004
    I When I looked the vehicle the leather above the steering wheel was not looking to hot, but I did not notice the airbag issue. Nor the door drop when you open it. The car is being shipped down tomorrow morning to Silicon Valley Auto Group for the PPI.

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